Call for Workshop Proposals

ICHI 2016 – IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics
Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 4, 2016

Submission is currently closed. Please find accepted workshops here.

Scope of the workshops

Following the success history of the workshops at the ICHI Conference we cordially invite you to submit your workshop proposal to the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2016) to be held in Chicago on October 4-7, 2016.

Every workshop at ICHI 2016 can be half-day or one-day. It will be held as part of ICHI 2016. Topics should be relevant to healthcare informatics. We are particularly interested in the emerging topics that will draw attention from the community. A full list of current topics of interest in ICHI 2016 can be found at

The ideal ICHI workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The organizers can determine the format of the workshop that may include paper presentations, invited talks, panels, or any other type of activity that will foster the interaction and discussion of the audiences. We strongly encourage interactive and communicative workshop formats that stimulate conversations and inspire new research ideas in focused areas. Therefore the amount of presentations should be kept to a minimum. The approved workshop organizers are responsible to invite and review submissions, decide the workshop program, and coordinate the workshop.

All ICHI workshop papers will be appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be made available on IEEE Explore. The workshop organizers will be invited to give a brief summary presentation of the workshop results in the ICHI plenary session. It is foreseen that workshops can be extended to a chapter in an edited book in a Healthcare Informatics series by CRC press (to be confirmed).

Submission Process

Each workshop proposal should include the following information:
  • Organizers: names, affiliations, and email addresses; contact person; organizers’ background
  • Topic : abstract, theme, rationale for the workshop, issues to be address, goals of the workshop, relevance to ICHI, previous workshops that this workshop is building on (if applicable).
  • Audience: Target audience, communities that the workshop addresses
  • Publicity: Measures foreseen to announce the workshop and attract a sufficient number of participants , foreseen follow-up activities after the workshop (if applicable)
  • Workshop structure : workshop length (half-day or one-day), indicative workshop program, activities foreseen to foster interaction and communication
  • Envisaged reviewing process, program committee (if applicable)
  • Tentative call for papers with workshop deadlines

If this workshop has been held before, please clearly describe any changes you propose, if any, and also include its history (i.e., the number of submissions, the number of accepted papers, and the number of attendees).

No specific format is required, but the overall length of the proposal should not exceed 3-4 pages.

Submission and Reviewing

Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically by email to the Workshop Chair at Reviewing will be done by the Workshop Chair and independent reviewers. Workshops will be accepted based on timeliness of the topic, relevance for ICHI, potential to attract a sufficient number of participants, and potential of the workshop to spark discussions and achieve an impact on the research community.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: March 11th, 2016 11:59 pm EST
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2016 11:59pm EST
  • Submission deadline for workshop papers: June 21st, 2016
  • NoA for workshop papers: July 26th, 2016
  • Camera-ready workshop papers: August, 2016 (to be announced)
  • Workshop day: October 4th, 2016

Workshop Chair

Jochen Meyer, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany


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